The bathtub is the focal point of many bathrooms, and replacing your bathtub can be a great way to add new style and functionality to your space. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s time to replace your bathtub, look for these signs:
Your bathtub is ready for replacement if it shows serious signs of deterioration. Look for discolored or seemingly weaker parts of the tub to confirm deterioration. A deteriorating tub is prone to leaks, and will only become weaker over time.
If you notice that your bathroom flooring seems to get wet only when you draw, take, or drain a bath, your bathtub may have a crack and a leak somewhere. Cracks are not good news. Not only will they spread over time, but they could also be depositing moisture in unseen areas. This can lead to the growth of mold, which decreases indoor air quality and poses a hazard to your family’s health.
If you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed and tried multiple products to get stains out of your tub without success, it may be time to replace your tub. This is especially true if your bathtub is the only eyesore in your otherwise perfect bathroom. Bathroom stains that are seemingly spreading to the surrounding areas are also cause for concern.
A bathtub becomes a safety hazard as the people using it age. However, while the injury rate does increase with age, bathroom injuries are not just a problem for the elderly. In fact, the CDC estimates that bathroom mishaps caused 234,094 nonfatal injuries among individuals age 15 and older throughout the United States in 2008. In the same study, two-thirds of those bathroom injuries occurred in the tub or shower. New bathtubs have safer designs and anti-slip flooring, so consider replacing your bathtub if safety is a concern.
Bay State Re-Bath is Boston’s source for high-quality bathtub replacements. We offer large bathtubs, walk-in tubs, and bathtub-to-shower stall conversions. Give us a call today at (781) 826-4141 and ask us about our bathtub liners and inserts.